PETCO Eco-Scratcher Scratching Post

My, oh my! It's been a while since we last reviewed a product! The holidays are over and now we have all the time in the world! (Ok, I don't but Rufus does...) We are glad to present our very first product review of 2010 for the PETCO Eco-Scratcher Scratching Post .

You may remember this as Rufus' Christmas present, which we all know he loved! He took to the scratcher without any direction or catnip. It is made of 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. (The tag it came with tells us it saved four plastic bottles from entering a landfill.) It's better than a cardboard scratcher because it's more durable and much easier to clean up- no cardboard bits all over the floor.

The only thing that could be improved about this product is the dangling feather toy. Rufus ripped it off in hours. I had to re-affix it with a very strong glue. Also, it's a bit lightweight. Rufus pushes this thing all over the room and it gets knocked over quite easily. It doesn't prevent Rufus from digging in with his claws even if it's on its side so it's not a big deal.

We got it on sale for 10 smackers! (What a DEAL!) Rufus loves it to pieces, literally. We are very happy with this scratcher and leave you with these candid photos of Rufus and his lovely scratcher.

Let me warn you, these are the craziest pictures of Rufus I have ever taken...

Cuddling the post violently.

The post is off the ground here...

He is walking and laying at the same time.

There is no caption good enough to supplement this picture.

Rufie Rating: Three Paws!

The Strange Kitty

Who is this guy, this doppelganger of Rufus!?

It's Leroy!

He lives in Florida.

And he was a roomie of Rufus' for a brief stint in 2008.

So no, Rufus is not getting a brother (not this year at least!). We were in Florida for a week or two for the holidays and we got to spend it with Leroy and two others. These guys...



It was a full house but a super fun holiday! We hope everyone is enjoying the new year so far. (Especially since the mystery cat has been revealed. )

HEY! That Isn't Rufus!

Hope everyone had a great holiday! We sure did! But Rufus had to spend quite a few days alone since us beans were in Florida... with another cat!

There's a teaser picture! Will post more once everything gets settled!